Author: platinumdrivers

What is Driver Fatigue?

Tired truck driver falling asleep at wheel

Are you getting enough sleep? Are you getting enough quality sleep? Most people aren’t, including truck drivers. People who drive trucks should be getting 7 or 8 hours of quality sleep each night, but that’s not always the case. When drivers are really, really tired, that’s known as driver fatigue, and it can be fatal…. Read more »

Is Truck Driving School a Good Investment?

CDL graphic on blacktop

Should you go to truck driving school to get your CDL? Yes, it’s a good idea. Easy to Get Started One of the main reasons people enroll in truck driving school is that they know they can easily enroll and then start to get a paycheck within a short time. Unlike other careers, which may… Read more »

How Do You Know if Being a Truck Driver is Right For You?

Happy male truck driver smiling in his cab

In today’s economy, there are a lot of job choices available. Some people are thinking of becoming truck drivers right now. Maybe you’re one of those people toying with the idea that, “Yeah, maybe I’d make a good trucker.” So, how do you know if being a truck driver is right for you? I Like… Read more »

The First Year of Being a Truck Driver Might Be the Most Difficult

Young, first year truck driver in his cab

So you’re training to become a truck driver and you’re getting ready for your first year on the road. How will it go? The first year of being a truck driver might be the hardest. Everything’s new, after all– meeting new people, getting used to a new job, the truck you’ll drive, using new driving… Read more »

Technology is Helping the Truck Driving Industry Become More Efficient

Electronic Logging Device Graphic

Most people have no idea how technology has infiltrated the modern trucking industry. They think back to 1970s movies when truckers were known for wearing cowboy hats and talking on their CB radios, saying “breaker, breaker…” Electronic Logging Devices Today’s truckers, however, are typically using an ELD, which stands for electronic logging device. This is… Read more »

Why Can’t I Find a Trucking Job?

Truck Driver in cab

If you read the news, you know that there’s generally a trucker shortage in America. There has been for years and the problem seems to just be getting worse as time goes by. So you would think that the trucking industry would be so desperate that they’d throw out all their rules and regulations and… Read more »

A Closer Look at the Truck Driving Industry

Big rig semi truck with stainless steel spoiler and reefer trail

You see trucks everyday if you drive America’s highways. They’re ubiquitous and our nation can’t easily function without them. They deliver the goods people need and want, and truckers provide a vital service to society. That said, there might be some things you don’t know about the truck driving industry. However, this article will share… Read more »

What is International Roadcheck Week?

Truck driver giving a thumbs up in his cab

What’s International Roadcheck Week? It’s a 72-hour high-visibility, high-volume commercial motor vehicle inspection and enforcement initiative. This year it was May 17-19. Maybe you participated? Maybe you will next year? The Purposes of International Roadcheck Week International Roadcheck Week involves North American Standard Inspections of commercial motor vehicles and drivers at weigh and inspection stations,… Read more »

Consider These Presents for the Truck Driver In Your Life

Truck driver taking a break in the back of his cab

Truck drivers spend a lot of time in their trucks, going down the open road, traveling from city to city and then some… What kind of gifts would be good for the truck driver in your life? Help Truck Drivers Protect Their Valuables For starters, how about a portable diversion safe they can take with… Read more »